Date: 1300-1400
Origin: From an unrecorded Old English snyflan

snivel

verb
     
sniv‧el past tense and past participle snivelled, present participle snivelling British English, past tense and past participle sniveled, present participle sniveling American English
[intransitive usually progressive] to behave or speak in a weak complaining way, especially when you are crying:
A small boy was sniveling on a chair.
a snivelling coward

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